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Protein electrophoresis (PEP), Serum
Test Code: PEP
Synonyms/Keywords
PEP, Protein electrophoresis - Blood​
Test Components
Total protein, Albumin, Alpha-1, Alpha-2, Beta, and Gamma globulins​
Useful For
Protein electrophoresis is a useful tool in screening or monitoring patients with protein abnormalities such as hypoproteinemia, hepatodegenerative disease, acute and chronic phase reactions, anemia, polyclonal gammopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and dysproteinemias.​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​ Red Top Tube (RTT)​ ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) 1.5 mL serum​ 0.5 mL serum​ 0.5 mL serum​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ Refrigerate​ 2 weeks​
​Frozen ​if frozen within 8 hours of collection, stable for 1 month​
Rejection Criteria

Plasma samples

Hemolysis​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​ 6-8 hours​ Capillary electrophoresis/Sebia Capillarys 2 Protein System​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​

Total protein:

0 - 12 months: 4.0-7.8 g/dL

13 months - 9 years: 6.0-8.0 g/dL

10 years - 19 years: 6.4-8.6 g/dL

20 years and older: 6.0-8.0 g/dL

 

Albumin: 3.70-4.90 g/dL

Alpha-1 globulin: 0.20-0.40 g/dL

Alpha-2 globulin: 0.50-0.90 g/dL

Beta-globulin: 0.60-1.00 g/dL

Gamma-globulin: 0.60-1.40 g/dL

Interpretive report included​

Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
84165​
Synonyms/Keywords
PEP, Protein electrophoresis - Blood​
Test Components
Total protein, Albumin, Alpha-1, Alpha-2, Beta, and Gamma globulins​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Protein Electrophoresis (PEP, SPEP)
​Cerner ​Protein Electrophoresis
​COM ​Protein Electrophoresis
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​ Red Top Tube (RTT)​ ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) 1.5 mL serum​ 0.5 mL serum​ 0.5 mL serum​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ Refrigerate​ 2 weeks​
​Frozen ​if frozen within 8 hours of collection, stable for 1 month​
Rejection Criteria

Plasma samples

Hemolysis​
Useful For
Protein electrophoresis is a useful tool in screening or monitoring patients with protein abnormalities such as hypoproteinemia, hepatodegenerative disease, acute and chronic phase reactions, anemia, polyclonal gammopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and dysproteinemias.​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​

Total protein:

0 - 12 months: 4.0-7.8 g/dL

13 months - 9 years: 6.0-8.0 g/dL

10 years - 19 years: 6.4-8.6 g/dL

20 years and older: 6.0-8.0 g/dL

 

Albumin: 3.70-4.90 g/dL

Alpha-1 globulin: 0.20-0.40 g/dL

Alpha-2 globulin: 0.50-0.90 g/dL

Beta-globulin: 0.60-1.00 g/dL

Gamma-globulin: 0.60-1.40 g/dL

Interpretive report included​

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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​ 6-8 hours​ Capillary electrophoresis/Sebia Capillarys 2 Protein System​
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
84165​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.